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September 12 (at Bell House)

For the first time ever, Literary Death Match is teaming with the masterminds at the Brooklyn Book Festival, as we return to our Brooklyn home at The Bell House for a brilliant night of literature, witticisms, sanity amidst a seemingly-endless political storm and a little absurdity thrown in. Click to preorder now or see the full lineup!

What is Literary Death Match? Part literary event, part comedy show, part game show, Literary Death Match brings together four of today’s finest writers to compete in an edge-of-your-seat read-off critiqued by three celebrity judges, and concluded by a slapstick showdown to decide the ultimate champion.

Literary Merit: Glory Edim
, founder of Well-Read Black Girl and curator of the WRBG Festival (Sept. 9)
Performance: Tess Morris
, British screenwriter of Man Up (Simon Pegg & Lake Bell) and one of BAFTA's Breakthrough Brits of 2015
Christine Nangle,
WGA Award-winning TV writer; head writer of The President Show (and former writer for SNL and Inside Amy Schumer)
Super-Intangibles: Jordan Carlos, comedian, writer and actor featured on Broad City, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore & The Colbert Report)

Round 1:
* Sam Sax,
author of Madness, winner of The National Poetry Series Selected; NEA and Lambda Literary fellow

Round 2:
Mitchell S. Jackson, TED Foundation Fellowship & Whiting Award-winning author of The Residue Years & Oversoul
* Melissa Febos
, award-winning author of Whip Smart and Abandon Me

Hosted by LDM creator Adrian Todd Zuniga

Where: The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn (map)
Show at 8:05pm; doors at 7pm; afterdrinks at 9:45pm
Cost: $12 preorder
; $15 at the door